A Potentially Sticky Issue In The Open Water

A Potentially Sticky Issue In The Open Water

With lots of hot water and unflavored gelatin, synchronized swimmers coif their hair for their performances in the water.

The gelatin hardens as it cools and does not dissolve until the swimmer takes a hot, hot shower to wash out the hardened gelatin. The gelatin literally melts out as the synchro swimmers use a comb in the shower to brush it out.

So we wonder for those who use neoprene instead of bioprene

Does this hardened gelatin help retain heat? Would it help a triathlete feel warmer relative to swimming as a non-gelatin head? Is it better than a bubble cap or neoprene cap? How hard would it become in water under 15°C? And at what point would it melt naturally in warm waters, 31°C?

Oh how random thoughts ran amok while swimming in the dark waters off the California coast in the early morning hours under overcast skies.

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